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Novel (2000) 33 (2): 256–258.
Published: 01 August 2000
...ANNA MAE DUANE MARIANNE NOBLE, The Masochistic Pleasures of Sentimental Literature (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2000), pp. 240, cloth, $55.00, paper, $18.95. Copyright © Novel Corp. 2000 2000 An Uneasy Union: Pain, Pleasure, and Power in American...
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Novel (2023) 56 (2): 313–318.
Published: 01 August 2023
... and revised several times thereafter, Section 124a explicitly criminalizes the use of seditious language and images by focusing on their power to provoke negative emotional reactions. “Whoever, by words, either spoken or written, or by signs, or by visible representation, or otherwise,” the law reads, “brings...
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Novel (2000) 34 (1): 5–27.
Published: 01 May 2000
... . Williams , Raymond . The Country and the City . New York: Oxford UP, 1973 . Yeazell , Ruth Bernard . “The Boundaries of Mansfield Park.” Representations 7 ( 1984 ): 133 –52. Austen's Powers: Engaging With Adam Smith in Debates About Wealth...
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Novel (2022) 55 (3): 547–565.
Published: 01 November 2022
...Garrett Stewart Abstract Long before the eight‐stranded weave of ecocritical plot in Richard Powers's Pulitzer Prize–winning The Overstory (2018) and, since then, the interlace between inset astrobiological bedtime stories and the environmentalist passions of family psychodrama in his Booker...
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Novel (2023) 56 (3): 469–472.
Published: 01 November 2023
..., or it may be spatiotemporal, as in the case of deictic indices. The concept of social indexicality thus seems to indicate that role relationships can be read off from spoken text, with immediate legibility, and it points to actual relations of power and solidarity conveyed in talk rather than to relations...
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Novel (2021) 54 (1): 85–103.
Published: 01 May 2021
... introduces us to “the General,” a fictionalized version of Siyad Barre, who ruled Somalia from 1969 to 1991. Like Barre's, the General's power exemplifies what Achille Mbembe calls “necropolitics,” or “the contemporary subjugation of life to the power of death.” The General's necropower manifests, peculiarly...
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Novel (2024) 57 (1): 22–43.
Published: 01 May 2024
...Kirby Archer Abstract This article considers the novel's possibilities for depicting and responding to the climate crisis by analyzing Richard Powers's efforts to write a biocentric perspective in The Overstory (2018). In biocentric narratives, humans, typically the focal point of the novel...
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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 474–481.
Published: 01 November 2009
... of Hardy's status as a “pastoral” author. “Pastoral” is a major concept in contemporary theory because of Michel Foucault's arguments about the emergence of this form of power as one of the basic elements of Western modernity, but it can be easy to forget how directly Foucault links pastoral power to its...
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Novel (2022) 55 (3): 427–443.
Published: 01 November 2022
... the malignant powers that are attempting to form the age. Also in both, new technologies are understood not as primary or independent shaping forces but as enabling components of a larger political and economic form, a variant of capitalism. However, the crucial difference between the two novels is in how...
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Novel (2018) 51 (2): 210–225.
Published: 01 August 2018
...-interest should be understood as an emergent form of biopolitical organization, one in which sovereign power operates by compelling individual agential choices in relation to the preservation of life. In conclusion, I turn to the popular “ticking-time-bomb” torture scenario in order to elucidate something...
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Novel (2009) 42 (2): 196–206.
Published: 01 August 2009
..., & so on …”) when she determined to use the writing for her novel to conceive the new forms of power that crystallized during the 1930s as fascism intensified across Europe. Whereas critics tend to regard Three Guineas as the lucid statement of that which The Years allegedly could not articulate, I...
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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 400–409.
Published: 01 November 2009
... and do partake of an “Indianness” that is deemed authentic and powerful as long as they are understood to be committed to the Indian nation and her people from within or from afar. In Markandaya's case, I argue that after the global success of her first novel, Nectar in a Sieve (1954), her refusal to put...
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Novel (2010) 43 (1): 38–46.
Published: 01 May 2010
... that ends, in On Liberty (1859), with Mill's idea that the insidious and invasive powers of the social realm may be circumvented by taking refuge, and taking pleasure, in text-based intimacy, an intimacy that allows others' thoughts and feelings to be present as representations. For Mill, public persuasive...
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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 467–473.
Published: 01 November 2009
... (and the Domestication of the Savage Mind); the road through the forest as a symbol of writing and its power; and the solitary man, shut up in a closet, who attends to a disembodied voice but is distracted by noises from outside as a metonym for the experience of reading. While Achebe expresses a deep ambivalence about...
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Novel (2009) 42 (2): 297–303.
Published: 01 August 2009
...William A. Cohen Among the many elements that divert the nineteenth-century novel's plot and characters from achieving their ends—and thus keep such narratives moving—envy occupies a special place. Envy is so psychologically powerful that it often threatens not only to irretrievably derail...
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Novel (2009) 42 (2): 311–317.
Published: 01 August 2009
...: that “self-moving substance which is Subject” in the “shape of money .” For such a reading, the novel is thus to be grasped by critical theory as expressive of what Henri Lefebvre describes as a “predominance of the abstract in modern art [that] accompanies the extension of … the unlimited power of money...
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Novel (2010) 43 (1): 78–82.
Published: 01 May 2010
... first by discussing what it calls “commodity origin” scenes in Émile Zola, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Richard Powers, a genre that like the epic simile interrupts the action to provide background knowledge. Second, it reflects on the famous first sentence of Gabriel García Márquez's One Hundred Years...
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Novel (2009) 42 (2): 332–336.
Published: 01 August 2009
... or culturally powerful at any given historical moment, it is necessary to look at the culture surrounding the production of that novel, and to do so in a way that takes into account the historical conditions that produced or made possible that particular cultural configuration. The modernist novel was perfectly...
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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 517–523.
Published: 01 November 2009
... and domesticity that usually underpin the Victorian novel. The essay concludes by suggesting that the expansive length of Bleak House makes it more successful than many recent attempts at capturing the complexity and power of networked social experience, and it ends with the contention that Dickens merges...
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Novel (2010) 43 (1): 184–188.
Published: 01 May 2010
...Michael Wood This essay is a study of a mischievous but powerful theory of fiction elaborated in different ways by Fielding and Cervantes. It rests on a suspicion of history that is also a longing for history. Fiction, these writers suggest, tells truths history cannot tell—because it is willing...